Musical group Foo Fighters asked Milwaukee cellist Janet Schiff to audition for a live performance at the Grammy Awards on Feb. 10. The contest is open to the public, but Schiff received a special e-mail encouraging her to submit footage.
Representatives of the Grammys will pick three musicians to perform the song "The Pretender." The first round of voting starts on Jan. 25 at 11 p.m. and goes until Feb. 1. Round two starts on Feb. 4.
You can check out Schiff's playing through the links below. Schiff encourages people to visit the contest site now, make a positive comment if you feel inclined, and return to vote on Jan. 25 (after 11 p.m.)
"Positive comments will move an entrant such as myself into the semi-finals," says Schiff. "The judges are already watching."
Stay tuned to OnMilwaukee.com for more information about this contest.
Molly Snyder grew up on Milwaukee's East Side and today, she lives in the Walker's Point neighborhood with her partner and two sons.
As a full time senior writer, editorial manager and self-described experience junkie, Molly has written thousands of articles about Milwaukee (and a few about New Orleans, Detroit, Indianapolis, Boston and various vacation spots in Wisconsin) that range in subject from where to get the best cup of coffee to an in-depth profile on the survivors of the iconic Norman apartment building that burned down in the '90s.
She also once got a colonic just to report on it, but that's enough on that.
Always told she had a "radio voice," Molly found herself as a regular contributor on FM102, 97WMYX and 1130WISN with her childhood radio favorite, Gene Mueller.
Molly's poetry, essays and articles appeared in many publications including USA Today, The Writer, The Sun Magazine and more. She has a collection of poetry, "Topless," and is slowly writing a memoir.
In 2009, Molly won a Milwaukee Press Club Award. She served as the Narrator / writer-in-residence at the Pfister Hotel from 2013-2014. She is also a story slam-winning storyteller who has performed with The Moth, Ex Fabula and Risk!
When she's not writing, interviewing or mom-ing, Molly teaches tarot card classes, gardens, sits in bars drinking Miller products and dreams of being in a punk band again.